Jefferson County Open Space

Summer work opportunity offered for area youths

Applications are being accepted for 2017 Trails Stewardship Team

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Applications for the Jefferson County Open Space’s 2017 Trails Stewardship Team are being accepted through April 10.

The Trails Stewardship Team is a summer employment program for Jefferson County youth ages 14-18. It provides opportunities for the teens to work on seasonal trail maintenance and construction.

The program runs from June 13 through July 27. Work schedule is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Wage is $9.30 per hour.

Eligible participants will be able to provide documentation of U.S. citizenship and must be a Jefferson County resident as of June 6.

The work is challenging and physically demanding, yet rewarding. Each laborer can expect to cover 200 miles in the duration of the program by hiking to and from job sites for trail maintenance.

Youth laborers must be in good health, have their own transportation to and from the Open Space facilities each workday, be punctual, be prepared with appropriate gear daily and be able to follow verbal direction.

Selection of participants will be based on their application, letter of reference from an adult other than a parent or guardian, interview, applicable experience and availability to work the duration of the program with no more than two absences.

A mandatory orientation for the candidates selected for the program will be 6:30 p.m., June 6, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Avenue Frontage Road, in Golden.

For more information or to fill out the application, visit http://jeffco.us/open-space/trail-stewardship-team/. Additional questions may be directed to the Trail Stewardship Team at 303-271-5965.

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